This wonderful blogger gives a personal recollection of an experience she had back in a troubling time of our nation’s history. A very thought provoking post and one I think challenges the rest of us to evaluate what and/or who influences us, and why.
I was a freshman at Whittier College in 1971 when Jane Fonda came for a “little” visit. Well, this caused a stir. For one thing, Jane Fonda was about “causing stirs” and what better place to make a statement than Richard Nixon’s alma mater (1934). I remember it well! I didn’t know; however, that LIFE magazine had sent a reporter. It came as a complete surprise when a friend called to tell me he’d seen my picture–and that he thought I looked pale.
Allow me to provide a little landscape to what I was thinking leading up to college.
If you’re close to my age or older you will remember that beginning in the mid-60’s the war was brought to us via on-the-spot Saigon news bureaus and the colloquialism, “living room war,” entered the American lexicon. For several years the nightly news televised coverage of the war, including combat footage…
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